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Jan. 21st, 2008

08:47 pm - Toronto Urban Agriculture History Group

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From:dawkins
Date:January 22nd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
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To make light of the subject, they should have the group motto "Watching grass grow, since 2008"

But on a more serious note, I hope they'll discuss the stables that have been in the city too. They grow horses, don't they? (Ok, maybe they don't eat them.)
When I was a child, I was very fond of the stables that used to be south of Finch and Leslie. Now it's a new development with some ironically horsey names.
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From:seabream
Date:January 27th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC)
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You know, you could make the suggestion if you like (referring to the stables more than the motto).

Certainly horses as sources of work energy and transportation have been important in agriculture in Toronto. I don't know about whether those stables in particular were or not. When I was a kid, there were hacking paths that went behind and through a neighbourhood park (Cakebread Park which, by the way, was a really nice place for tobogganing before the city outlawed it). We'd occasionally see or hear riders going through. It was all overgrown the last time I went back to take a look.

The only city stables I've seen recently are the ones in Sunnybrook Park where, I think, the Toronto Police horses, among others, stay.

Edited at 2008-01-27 09:45 am (UTC)
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